Denbighshire Seniors Scratch Team Report for 2023
05/10/23 - Denbighshire v Flintshire @ Wrexham GC
On Thursday 5th October, the DGU Seniors hosted their Flintshire counterparts, captained by Karl Lurz.
Trailing 8-7 from July's encounter at Mold GC, the Welsh Inter-Counties Runners-up for 2023 set off strong with Phil Guest & Mark Garner (W3&2) and Karl Griffith's & Stu Fisher (W5&4) securing four points.
Flintshire hit back with Kevin Jones and Medwyn Jones beating Ray Ledsham and an under the weather Allan Merrill leaving the match finely poised.
Veterans Arthur Jones and President George Smith secured a vital half which made the aggregate score 12-11 with one match left.
Having been beaten at Mold GC, Steve Merrill & Team Captain Martin Jones were determined not to let it slip again. All square at the turn, both sides birdied twice for wins on the back nine, with one hole to go, Steve secured a half with a four, Karl matched it, with Martin leaving it alongside the hole to complete the match as a well deserved half for both pairs.
Overall Denbighshire won 13-12 and Karl presented Martin and the Denbighshire Team with a miniature Miners Lamp, which has historical themes for both counties, to be held for 12 months and hopefully this will start a long standing fixture between both counties at Senior Level.
Captain Karl Lurz thanked Wrexham GC for hosting the match, the condition of the course, despite the wet weather of late and the fabulous Chicken Dinner from Julia's Catering.
We all look forward to next year's fixture.
For 2023 that leaves Denbighshire Seniors unbeaten against Dyfed, Shropshire & Hereford, Brecon & Radnor and now Flintshire.
We all look forward to 2024 where Caernarvon are set to enter the fray, such is the interest developing in North Wales in Seniors Golf.
Denbighshire County Seniors Scratch Team Manager